Action: Prohibits retention of sockeye salmon in the mainstem Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to the Highway 395 Bridge in Pasco.
Effective dates: July 9, 2012 until further notice.
Species affected: Sockeye salmon.
Location: The mainstem Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to the Highway 395 Bridge in Pasco.
Other Information: This area remains open through July for hatchery summer chinook.
Reason for action: The sockeye restriction is necessary because the Snake River portion of the sockeye run is listed for protection under the Endangered Species Act and non-Indian fisheries are limited to a one percent harvest rate on these fish, which is expected to be reached by July 8.
Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.
Image courtesy Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife